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Re: Kenmore Elite washer won't spin
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2011, 09:19:51 PM »
Yep, that bolt, 7/16", is what holds the agitator to the transmission shaft. When you take it off you'll see a big nut holding the inner tub to the drive block. The drive block is locked to the spin tube with two tabs or ears.
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Re: Kenmore Elite washer won't spin
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2011, 09:46:55 AM »
Drive block photos:
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Re: Kenmore Elite washer won't spin
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2011, 06:45:48 PM »
How do I bypass the lid switch?

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Re: Kenmore Elite washer won't spin
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2011, 07:30:58 PM »
The white connector under the console that you remove when taking off the cabinet is the lid switch. There are 3 wires and one is green. DO NOTconnect anything to this wire. Take a small piece of wire and connect the other two wires together by inserting one end of the small piece of wire into the connector so it makes contact and insert the other end into the connector on the other wire. NOT THE GREEN WIRE.
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Re: Kenmore Elite washer won't spin
« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2011, 07:44:16 PM »
Romex horse shoe shape works great or just Butt connect the 2 live wires and party on :D
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Re: Kenmore Elite washer won't spin
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2011, 07:44:38 PM »
Thanks again.  Sounds like its a good idea not to insert anything into the green wire  ;D

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Re: Kenmore Elite washer won't spin
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2011, 09:33:22 AM »
Thanks to the vidoe and the switch jump tip. I cansee that motor, pump, coupler and clutch are spinning.  After a minute or two I notice a slight burnt smell while looking under neither at the clutch spinning.  Does it sound like the clutch needs to be replaced?

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Re: Kenmore Elite washer won't spin
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2011, 09:39:02 AM »
"...After a minute or two I notice a slight burnt smell while looking under neither at the clutch spinning."

Huh???
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Re: Kenmore Elite washer won't spin
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2011, 09:44:46 AM »
It was a barely noticeable smell; perhaps it was just the smell some oil on a warm surface - kind of like oil burning off a hot motor block.

 

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